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Gold Coast Titans vs Canberra Raiders
The Gold Coast Titans welcome the Canberra Raiders to Robina for this opening round match up from the NRL and the great news for Rugby fans is that you can watch all of the action live online via our NRL live streaming partners.
The Gold Coast go into the new season with no expectation on them but all of the pressure going into this game is on Canberra as they have a quality and experienced squad, full of England internationals, who should do better than they managed last season.
The Raiders will be the club for many Super League fans to watch this season with so many England stars but if they under-perform once again that could go onto have a negative effect on the England/ Great Britain squad, so it will be fascinating to see how they get on.
This is a great test for the Raiders as whilst the Gold Coast Titans have the players to make things difficult, this really should be a match the Raiders win if they are to have a strong season.
The Titans Gordon name former Canberra Raider Shannon Boyd to start at prop against his old club.
The Raiders name Nicoll-Klokstad to start at fullback with Wighton’s starting in the halves. Simonsson replaces Rapana on the wing. England’s John Bateman starts at loose forward with his former Wigan team mate, Ryan Sutton, on the bench.
The Raiders will be out to prove a few doubters wrong in this one and their new English recruits will be out to show there worth so whilst we are expecting a close game early on, the Raiders should have too much in the locker and come away with an ultimately comfortably win.
Score Prediction Canberra Raiders by 10